Archive | November, 2011

Stuffed Artichokes (Carcioffi Ripieni)

Tweet Stuffing artichokes, although not complicated is time consuming. It is the perfect family activity because all ages can participate. The adults need to prepare the artichokes (cleaning and trimming), but everyone can stuff his or her own. Several years ago … okay, many years ago when I was dating, I brought a nice young […]

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Roasted Portabella Salad

Roasted Portabella Salad

Tweet     It never ceases to amaze me that some of the highest praised recipes are often the simplest to prepare. This mushroom salad falls into that category. Not only is this a wonderfully warm side dish that is great for brunch, lunch or dinner, if you use medium size mushrooms and leave them […]

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Mascarpone Souffle

Tweet An indescribably delicious, light and slightly sweet souffle. I love making this dish when I have overnight guests because everything can be prepared the night before. You can use individual¬†souffle dishes, custard cups or a large baking dish if you’re serving a crowd. Souffles can sometimes be intimidating but this is not the case […]

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Joe's Special

Joe’s Special

Tweet Some say this famous San Francisco specialty was devised by a San Francisco chef as a variation on the Italian frittata. Others insist it was created as an after-hours snack by dance-band musicians during the¬†1920’s. A third theory attributes the dish to miners who frequented the city’s riotous Barbary Coast district in the 1850’s. […]

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